A Wanging Good Time at Wellies On Charity Summer Ball

“Tell me and I’ll forget; Show me and I might remember; Involve me and I’ll understand.”

Following huge successes in the last two years, the Wellies-On Community Interest Company has announced it is to host its third ‘Black Tie & Wellies-On Summer Ball’ at Wivenhoe House Hotel, to celebrate the organisation’s 12th anniversary and raise funds and awareness for its unique work in the community.

Promising to be an evening of food, fun, music and, of course, wellie wanging, the event, which is sponsored by Wivenhoe House, Colchester Press and Perrywood Garden Centre, will take place from on 7 July 2018 at the Wivenhoe House Hotel.

Live music will be provided by Colchester-based Jupiter Ray. Known as one of the most popular live bands in Essex, the band members have played worldwide to tens of thousands of music lovers on stages such as Download, Leeds and Reading and Glastonbury Festival. The event will also feature a silent auction and raffle to help raise funds to support the work Wellies On are delivering in the community.

Above all, the evening will present the opportunity to raise awareness of the amazing stories of some of the individuals to have worked with Wellies On and the impact the CIC has had on their lives, along with information on how local businesses can get involved to support the initiative.

Wellies-On CIC is a working farm in Abberton that helps support the local community by bringing together the care of the land, environment and animals with care of the people to nurture, among many others, well-being, resilience, and confidence. Anyone who wants to can take part and referrals are made from support organisations across Essex to enable people with a range of physical and emotional needs to benefit from outside and taking part in the daily life of a working farm.

Ellie Goff, Managing Director at Wellies-On CIC, talks about the progress made since the 2017 Wellies On Summer Ball, saying, “In the last year we have seen Wellies On go from strength to strength, continuing our work with many members of the community. Our Flat Pack Farm has made visits to over 700 residents and now with our recently donated mini bus, we will have the opportunity to reach out even further to those wishing to access our vital services.”

“We are very excited to have booked an amazing headline act for our 2018 ball, and have an incredible night lined up, with delicious food, great music, fantastic prizes and laugh out loud activities. If you’ve never danced in wellies, you don’t know what you’re missing!”

To find out more about Wellies On CIC, how to support the work they do or to book tickets to the Wellies On 2018 Summer Ball on 7 July, call 01206 735453 or visit www.wellieson.com


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By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.